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College Pitch Competitions

Zoom window of pitch competitionThe Carlsen Center is excited to partner with a number of Colleges on-campus to run their own idea and innovation pitch competitions. This activity is a creative outlet for students to explore their ideas and begin their entrepreneurial pursuit.

Hosted in the fall of each academic year, the College Pitch Competition allows students to share product ideas, innovative services, or a startup plan at any stage in the entrepreneurial process.

Workshops to Prep You

Student practicing pitchTo support you in refining your ideas into a pitch the Carlsen Center will host a series of workshops to support you in the preparing for the competition.

Deadline to apply EXTENDE to October 18th, at 11:59 pm!

College Pitch Prizes

Each College offers different cash awards, and the top awards range from $300 to $1,000.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Schedule of College Pitch Competitions

virtual pitch on laptopCollege of Business

  • Monday, Nov 1st, 3:30 - 5:30pm

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Thursday, Nov 4th, 5:30 - 8:30pm

College of Education

  • Video Submission due by Nov4th at 5pm

Highlights of Past Winners

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Triton Energy Solutions
  • Billy T. Hernandez – Ethicli (CleanStart Award Winner, too)
  • Armin Baboldashtian - Kite Vision

College of Business

  • Jered Morgan – Sign Diagnostics
  • Adrian Pinon – TownToday
  • Garrett Votaw – Switch

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • Jem Coursey – Firebox
  • Derya Asaner – Textilia
  • Austin Wilson & Kevin Pacheco – ChefAssistant

College of Education

  • Sydney Miller – M.A.R.C.H